World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

“Montréal offers excellent working and living conditions. On the one hand, we need to have access to a broad range of high-level expertise, which is available in the region. On the other hand, our 55 employees come from 30 different countries and Montréal provides an especially stimulating and cosmopolitan environment. We are an international organization in an international city. When you are in Montréal, you don’t feel that you are in North America—that’s the charm of this city.”

David Howman, Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency 

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was founded in Lausanne in 1999, following the first World Conference on Doping in Sport. Its main activities focus on several areas reflecting the importance of a comprehensive approach to the fight against doping in sport, which includes education, research, the development of anti-doping programs and global code compliance monitoring.